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2022-23 English Premier League

Bournemouth held by Brentford in stalemate

Bournemouth and Brentford played out a goalless draw in their first top-flight meeting at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday as both teams endured a frustrating afternoon in the Premier League with few clear-cut chances.

The hosts had a penalty appeal turned down in the 20th minute when Kristoffer Ajer challenged Jordan Zemura, with referee Thomas Bramall sticking with his original decision after reviewing replays of the challenge on the pitchside monitor.

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Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto parried Mikkel Damsgaard's effort to safety in the opening minutes in what proved to be the best chance of a scrappy and disjointed first half where Brentford had better attempts but no luck in front of goal.

Shannon Baptiste played a dinked pass into the path of Ivan Toney, who dragged his shot wide, while Ajer met Damsgaard's looped cross but steered his header onto the roof of the net in the closing stages before the break.

Toney could only fire over the crossbar from close range after Josh Dasilva's cushioned pass in the 75th minute before Bournemouth had another penalty appeal denied late in the game after the ball appeared to hit Mathias Jensen's hand from a corner.

Bournemouth have now failed to score in their last three home games but stretched their unbeaten run to four matches to remain 12th in the league, while Brentford slipped to 10th.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Arsenal 14 +22 37
2 Manchester City 14 +26 32
3 Newcastle United 15 +18 30
4 Tottenham Hotspur 15 +10 29
5 Manchester United 14 0 26
6 Liverpool 14 +11 22
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 +4 21
8 Chelsea 14 0 21
9 Fulham 15 -2 19
10 Brentford 15 -2 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -3 19
12 Aston Villa 15 -6 18
13 Leicester City 15 0 17
14 AFC Bournemouth 15 -14 16
15 Leeds United 14 -4 15
16 West Ham United 15 -5 14
17 Everton 15 -6 14
18 Nottingham Forest 15 -19 13
19 Southampton 15 -14 12
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 -16 10